Hearing Loss Among Musicians Confirmed

NILES, IL--Shure Incorporated has revealed the results of a study recently presented at the American Academy of Audiology annual meeting confirming that musicians suffer a higher incidence of hearing loss than the non-noise exposed population at large. Based upon the joint research of Shanda Brashears-Morlet of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Michael Santucci of Chicago-based Sensaphonics Hearing Conservation, and Thierry G. Morlet from the Auditory Physiology and Psychoacoustics Laboratory at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, the inquiry's results confirmed that musicians' hearing thresholds were worse across almost the entire range of human hearing, and that the use of hearing protection devices is effective in reducing the risks to hearing health.

This study was funded as part of the Shure Listen Safe program, the company's corporate cause that supports hearing conservation. In addition to this study, Shure Listen Safe promotes hearing conservation by providing free hearing screenings and distributing hearing protection devices at professional audio industry trade shows, music conferences, and festivals, and to Shure's employees.

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